The Elephant in the Room: Sharing the Secrets for Pursuing Real Financial Success: Epub Edition

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A financial fable filled with lessons for building long–term wealth

The Elephant in the Room is an engaging book that guides readers along the journey to financial freedom. The story follows Michael Davidson, who despite having a healthy income and successful career, can′t seem to accumulate any savings and is living paycheck to paycheck. Being frustrated about his lack of progress toward a successful financial future, he turns to his respected Aunt Katherine for "the secret." Each week, he meets her in hopes of this discovery and quick riches but after a few weeks realizes there is no shortcut to success, and that the lessons she′s taught him have begun to shape his financial attitudes and actions in positive ways. Regardless of where you are on the journey, The Elephant in the Room is a refreshing must–read that will inspire readers to ask transforming questions of themselves and their family propelling them to the next level of financial success.

Barry Bridger (Kansas) is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, Vietnam veteran, and former prisoner of war. Bridger now serves as First Command Financial Planning′s "Ambassador At Large," making presentations to many groups around the country. First Command is a Registered Investment Adviser firm that develops and delivers comprehensive financial services to assist American families in their efforts to build wealth, reduce debt, and pursue their lifetime financial goals.

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The Elephant In The Room

A financial fable filled with lessons for building long–term wealth

"What most people don′t understand, and what usually turns out to be the elephant in the room, is their behavior. It affects everything in your life, including the way you earn, spend, and save."
Aunt Katherine

Michael Davidson and his wife, Jennifer, knew what they wanted from life and had some pretty good financial habits, but they were far from prepared for the future. Despite a healthy income and successful career, Michael who′s facing down thirty, with a wife who also works, and two kids can′t seem to accumulate any savings, and the family continues to live from paycheck to paycheck.

Frustrated by his situation, Michael seeks the advice of a person who, in his eyes, has found a way to overcome this challenge his now comfortably retired Aunt Katherine. What follows is a series of conversations in which Michael discovers that some fundamental concepts, all under his control, can put his family in a better financial position.

Engaging and informative, The Elephant in the Room follows the fictional weekly meetings based on the real–world experiences of financial advisors and employees from First Command Financial Planning between Michael and Aunt Katherine as they discuss the elements that guide their financial behavior and prepare a plan to achieve his family′s financial objectives.

A refreshing look at what it really takes to secure your financial future, The Elephant in the Room contains insights and advice that will put you on the path to prosperity.

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Barry Bridger is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, Vietnam veteran, and former prisoner of war. Bridger now serves as First Command Financial Planning′s "Ambassador at Large," making presentations to many groups around the country.

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